Green Pest Control. Organic Pest Control. Environmentally Friendly Pest Control.
You see these words increasingly marketed on providers websites, fleet vehicles, advertisements. You search for it (probably how you ended up here!). Businesses are even named after the concept:
What is Green Pest Management?
Simply put, Green Pest Control calls upon the technician to practice an integrated approach to controlling a target pest utilizing any chemical application as a last resort.
This is something any good technician does every day, and is the basis of training for all technicians here at Pestex. You can call it green, you can call it orange – we call it Integrated Pest Management, orIPM.
IPM calls upon identifying MECHANICAL, STRUCTURAL, or CULTURAL reforms that can take place on site to solve the problem, before ever reaching into our bag for a targeted chemical application.
Fruit flies in your bar?
Well – let’s check those drains for cleaning and the soda lines for sugar build up before we think about treating with a product. Rodents eating your garbage? Well- lets look into some high density plastic bins with lids attached before we introduce bait stations and traps – excluding the critters may be all it takes.
What about those chemicals, you say?
Are they environmentally “friendly,” safe for my family? My pet? Lets discuss.
Make no mistake: any chemical or product – be it a synthetic pyrethroid (actually derived from the crysanthemum) or cedar oil – in the wrong hands is dangerous.
You want to relieve your backyard guests of mosquitoes for your event? The green pest control company promises mint oil is a great alternative to “conventional” products.
Well guess what – that mint works GREAT to knock down mosquitos, but you also just knocked out all the honeybees on your property too with that cedar oil, not just getting your target pest, but every flying insect in your backyard… not too “green”.
A non-residual pyrethroid is completely safe for your plants, the birds, and the bees, because we know their biology, when to treat and how to treat. A “green” pest control operator considers the factors – in this case wind drift and time of day.
Early morning when the mosquitoes rest under leaves (and are thus easily targeted) and the bees have not left the hive to forage (as the day has not warmed enough yet) offers, safe, effective, and targeted control! THAT, my friends is green pest control.
So don’t fall for the gimmicks and the glitter.
Green Pest Control Certification
Oh and one more thing.
We work hard to achieve the highest standards – for the longevity of our business, our planet, and our customer.